Antoni Arola was born in Tarragona in 1960 and currently lives in Barcelona.
He studied at the EINA school in Barcelona and in 1984 he began his professional career at Estudio Lievore and Pensi, and later at AD Associate Designers. In 1994 he founded Estudi Antoni Arola.
His projects touch on very diverse fields: lighting projects, furniture pieces, perfume packaging, interior design projects and ephemeral installations.
He combines his professional career with teaching, workshops, artistic experimentation and light research. His eternal and continuous search for beauty, inspired by ancient cultures and his particular vision of light, give him a unique versatility that filters through each project.
His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Milan, London, Mexico, New York or Tokyo. Among other awards, he has been awarded the 2003 National Design Award, four times with a Silver Delta Award and in 2012 with a Red Dot Design Award.